Sen. Collins says she used 'secret weapon' in shutdown negotiations

"I would hand the stick to whoever was seeking recognition and until that person was finished, no one could interrupt him or her," Collins said.
1:51 | 01/23/18

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When I was convening a large member. Senators and mighty operas for meeting after meeting. I quickly realized that they needed a way to control but today. Because senators tend to be quite loquacious. And they are excellent B peppers does speak and there's a lot of crowds packed and I wanted to make sure that everybody's voice was heard. So. Senator. Heidi hi camp. A few years ago gave me an African and talking stacked that is used by a tried. Pettis in Kenya and Dick in that you eat in Sudan. Region. And it is used by the tried take control but today. When they had meetings and I found that it worked very well I would campus stick to whoever was seeking recognition. And until that person must Bennett's. No one could in turn wrapped hammer her. And then that we take this that can pass it on to the next person occasionally was passed that the next person. But it worked amazingly well through ensure that every one had a chance to be her. So you can see this is a very boring me sick and it's it's a beautiful bead work and I'm told that the black. All of the top which is also decorated. Is similar to head dresses better worn by this particular try. Ends. I think it's just beautiful but more important it works. People Reese back but our of the tack things there.

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